Mistaken first down hurts Redskins

Updated: December 2, 2013, 11:21 AM ET
By John Keim | ESPN.com

LANDOVER, Md. -- The Washington Redskins thought they had a first down, as did the chain gang on their side of the field. One group did not think so, and ultimately, it was the group that mattered: the officials.

And that led to controversy near the end of the Redskins' 24-17 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday night.

It started with a second-and-5 completion to receiver Pierre Garcon to the Redskins' 45-yard line with 1:37 remaining. Although the confusion started because ...

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